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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuced Up!, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Deuced Up!
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    No not really. The two boxes in question there are sealed units. In fact both were designed to simply be placed on an engine compartment firewall etc. Having a little fresh, cooler air rolling across them will be a plus, a little dusty or not.

    We did not do a lot this weekend on the car, I made a knockout list of final little things that we need to get done to call it "complete"...or at least for now! LOL

    1. Install the passenger side roof hold down strap and adjust both sides etc
    2. Install wrap around seat belts
    3. Two small final pieces of carpet on driver's side (around the wheel well tub area)
    4. Lexan rear window installed on the top
    5. Install some kind of insulation on the underside of battery box lid to avoid contact
    6. Mesh wire loom the front lights wiring harness
    7. Re-bleed the front brakes
    8. Driver's side only cowl area fire and weather seal
    9. Install the customized escutcheon rings on the roll bar through body areas (4)
    10. Figure out somewhere and or how to mount the rear view mirror
    11. Finish the exhaust system (which I have all the pieces but I am in no hurry to do)
    12. Install Doors, Hood and Trunk seals which I have the material for etc.
    13. Fabricate some kind of inner wheel well cover for tail lights, they are simply exposed in there
    14. Mount the Cold Fire Extinguisher
    15. Install Roll cage padding in a few choice spots
    16. Install a one way valve on my fuel cell vent tube

    We did mange knock to the first one off the list this weekend and the roof is down and ready to roll. I also modified the hooks on the end of the hold down straps so they are sort of a quick release. Very easy to drop the tension levers and unhook allowing the roof to flip up and open.

    I am fairly excited about the knock out list at this point. None of them are more than a few minutes worth of work and now there are only 15. I can remember several lists that I simply gave up writing things down after 100 entry. LMAO!
     
  2. Deuced Up!
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    I didn't get a photo of it but I will tonight if I remember, however I did reinstall the driver text. I was trying to pay homage to the original driver of the original Dragonsnake Tony Stoer. As a joke when they put his name on the car door instead of saying Driver, it said Aimer.

    However that is not really a word, aimer. I played around a lot with similar words like: pointer, shooter, etc. But nothing really worked for me. I finally decided instead of aimer to simply put
    Aims It. Which I think gets the point across. So I did find that little missing graphic and installed it this weekend as well.

    While I didn't put it on the knockout list I still have a couple of graphic things to do. As someone mentioned it was a bit plain as compared to the rest of the car. So I have been playing around with it as well. I think this is the direction I am going to go.

    Former289.jpg

    I also have to get the crew names on it and something special for Dad and his contributions etc. And
    finally some where, if not on on the fender in black above the front wheels maybe on the top corner of the windshield in white the A/SP class number etc.
     
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    Well my cue ball/ivory shifter knob came in today. And after finding some left over helmet graphics stuff in my desk it only took a few minutes for it to find a custom look. I am not sure if I will leave it or not but for now it looks pretty bad ass sitting on my desk! LOL

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  5. ROADSTER1927
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    Hurry put it on!!! Gary:cool::p:D
     
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    No SEGA rule on short shifters?:D:D:D
     
  11. map
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    Rear window 1/8 Lexan?
     
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  12. AldeanFan
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    I need to say thanks for your detailed description of building the egg crate grill.

    I’ll be copying your grill for my cobra after this past weekend at the drag strip.

    Friday night the car in the other lane left a trail of transmission parts and I picked up a big chunk of his bellhousing in my radiator that put me out of competition for t he rest of the weekend.
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    You probably wouldn’t have that problem because your car has enough horsepower to be out front ;)


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  13. wrenchbender
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    You probably wouldn’t have that problem because your car has enough horsepower to be out front


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    Sorry bout the mishap but he won’t be out in front of me lol Randall you better get ready for your whoopin cause time is running out for you my friend lmao
     
  14. Tickety Boo
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    Sorry bout the mishap but he won’t be out in front of me lol Randall you better get ready for your whoopin cause time is running out for you my friend lmao[/QUOTE]


    Any of you of you coming up north to the Fall Out Drags #5 ?

    Got new heads on Tickety Boo, so got some bulls eye rash stickers for you all to receive after your loss :D bulls eye rash.jpg
     
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  15. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Norb verse's Randall verse's Jackson! Chevy verse's Ford verse's Mopar! Missouri Boys verse's the Man from Wisconsin! Who to root for? Decisions, decisions. As all ways I pick the underdog and pick Ford ! ;) lol Larry
     
  16. wrenchbender
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    Good try norb lol you and Randall are gonna be itchin after poison Ivey’s Dodge leaves you both in the dust lol sure is gonna be funny watching that snake trying to scratch the itch the almighty mopar leaves him with lol


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  17. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well Randall you have no choice now! Jackson must cry like a little girl!! If you can not do it then Norb will have to. And then you and I will receive PM's from James the rest of our life's saying GO CHEVY!!! Is that what you want!! ;););) lol Larry
     
  18. saltflats
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    Larry do you think I would have helped Randall if I'm just a chevy man :D
     
  19. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    James your just one of the best car guys I have had a chance to come to Know. And I wish life and the Meltdown drags could have given Me a chance to get to thrash talk this shit with you ,Jackson, Randall and Norb sitting around a grill in the pits with some burgers and brats with some cold beers and laughing our ass's off! All this takes me back in time when this is what cars guys did , talk smack, lend a hand, parts or beer! And just have fun! And I have built and enjoyed most every make built. But everyone likes to talk smack on Fords and I love the under dogs! lol Larry
     
  20. nrgwizard
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    Those bullseyes look a whole lot like tics n the results of their Lyme-infested bites. ;( ;( .
    Marcus...
     
  21. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well Wisconsin is know for its pain in the butt tic' s! lol They suck the blood out of you and can be almost as deadly as a snake bite. All Poison Ivey gives you is an annoying rash!;) lol Larry
     
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  22. saltflats
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    All I can do is Shake Salt on the wounds :D
     
  23. wrenchbender
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    It’s getting close Randall next weekend is it hope you got that snake ready for it’s beating lol.


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  24. saltflats
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    I just may have to come watch this, Larry you in?
     
  25. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    James I got your you tube channel on speed dial. If Jackson and Randall don't have pictures , it didn't happen! lol Larry
     
  26. saltflats
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    Dang I hope they don't do it Friday, I have to lay my moms remains to rest that day. :(
     
  27. wrenchbender
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    No James it’s Sunday Sunday Sunday at smokin mokan dragway oct 4 come see Randall’s cobra slither away from the fear of getting outrun by Jackson driving the world famous poison Ivey’s dodge


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  28. Tickety Boo
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    Sorry for your loss James :(
     
  29. Tickety Boo
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    Pictures and time slips guys, I will show you mine when I see yours, :D:D:D (with no fancy editing) o_O
    Going to Rock Falls to the Fallout Drags this weekend.

    Going to need your P.M. addresses to mail the Bulls eye stickers :p:p:p
     
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  30. saltflats
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    Norb, say hi to the guys for me. Man have I missed hanging with MDA group.
     

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